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Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories, including: heavy-duty trucks used in construction; St. Augustine, Florida, site of the oldest houses in America; old horseless carriage advertisements; a homemade streamlined house trailer in Guadalupe, California; auto interiors designed by new York jewelers; an Army convoy at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and a Chihuahua dog standing in for a radiator ornament on a moving car in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Topics: Car culture: Newsreels, Automobiles: Advertising, Animals: Dogs
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Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories, including: the building of Norris Dam in Tennessee; an automobile racing an ice boat across a lake in Mt. Clemens, Michigan; gasoline economy tests on Detroit streets; women showing off their hairstyles in an automobile moving along New York City streets; the Soap Box Derby at Dayton, Ohio; and a miniature dog riding in the glove compartment of an automobile in San Francisco.
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Topic: Car culture: Newsreels
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A chorus of kitchen salesmen sings an inspirational song to rally the rest of the troops.
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Topics: Appliances: Sales, Music: Choral, Rituals
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Official film of early Soap Box Derby competition in Akron, Ohio; tribute to ingenuity of the American Boy.
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Topics: Car culture: Children, Soap Box Derby, Gender roles
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The complete film may be found at: http://www.archive.org/details/Corvairi1960
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Topics: stock footage, historic, 1960, car, automobile, Corvair (1960), Chevrolet
Prelinger Archives
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Promotes a new console television that folds into a piece of furniture so as to conceal the all-seeing picture tube. We have the picture, but not the soundtrack of this film.
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Topics: Media: Television, Furniture, Houses and homes: Interior decoration
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Motivational film for International Silver salespeople describing how installment buying has made silver tableware available to a broad range of consumers.
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Topics: Consumerism, Marriage, Sales: Training
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Rare record of song-and-dance at a Chevrolet sales convention, designed to motivate the sales force.
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Topics: Automobiles: Sales, Industrial theater, Advertising: In-house
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PLEASE NOTE: A one-part, higher-quality version of this film is now here.
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Topics: Metals: Aluminum, Animation: Stop-motion, Design: Industrial
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Presents a special device that automatically tunes in your favorite preselected TV shows. This is a silent film.
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Topics: Media: Television, Leisure, User interfaces
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This Kodachrome film shows how a teenage boy learns to become a safe and accurate shooter. Famous riflemen appearing include Ned Lilly, Dick Shaughnessy, Thurman Randle, and Fred Armstrong.
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Topics: Hunting, Guns and ammunition, Sports: Hunting
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Cartoon showing what happens to a drop of gasoline from the time it flows into the gas tank to when it is exploded in the engine cylinder. This "fantastic voyage" through a glisteningly clean Chevrolet engine is an excellent example of the soft-sell industrial, where the product that's promoted is hardly ever mentioned by name.
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Topics: Automobiles: Engineering, Oil industry, Animation: Advertising
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Tongue-in-cheek film showing a domestic robot freeing housewives of their chores (and intimating that their work is hardly necessary); actually a promo showing how relays and switches function in the modern automobile. Shown at the New York World's Fair in 1940.
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Topics: Robotics, Gender roles, Futurism
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Demonstration of the latest audio technology: stereo sound.
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Topics: Media: Phonograph, Music
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The physics, science and applications of light.
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Topic: Perception: Light
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Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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Strange, highly generalized portrait of the American woman consumer.
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Topics: Consumerism, Gender roles
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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
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Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways